“Biggest Loser” Danny Cahill asks: Is there anything I can eat at McDonald’s? Fast Food Survival Guide V01 E02

Danny Cahill’s Fast Food Survival Guide – V01 – E02 – McDonald’s

      Last week we took a look at Taco Bell. Although the burritos were out of my calorie range, I found that there were some lower calorie options. Remember that this is not intended to push fast food to the public, but it is meant to offer my preferences for the healthier options on the menu. My opinion is that of someone who has lost over 200 pounds, and kept it off for more than 3 years – not that of a nutritionist or trainer. And I am a balanced individual. Yes, I have to eat fast food every now and then!

     Today, I present the question is there anything to eat at McDonald’s that I can live with? Let’s take a look. Here are some choices I found on the menu listed from lowest to greatest calorie content: <read on for details>

  • Kid’s Fries, 100 calories, 70mg Sodium, 13g Carbs, 1g Protein
  • Premium Caesar Salad w/ Grilled Chicken, 190 calories, 580mg Sodium, 10g carbs, 27g protein
  • Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap (grilled), 250 calories, 670mg Sodium, 27g carbs, 16g protein
  • Honey Mustard Snack Wrap (grilled), 250 calories, 650mg Sodium, 27g carbs, 16g protein
  • Fruit & Maple Oatmeal w/out Brown Sugar, 260 calories, 115mg sodium, 48g carbs, 5g protein
  • Ranch Snack Wrap (grilled), 270 calories, 700mg sodium, 25 carbs, 16 protein
  • Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, 290 calories, 160mg sodium, 57 carbs, 5 protein
  • Premium SW Chicken Salad w/ Chicken, 290 calories, 650mg sodium, 28g carbs, 27g protein
  • Egg McMuffin, 300 calories, 820mg sodium, 30g carbs, 18g protein

Danny’s Choice: Premium Caesar Salad w/ grilled chicken

Second Choice: Premium Southwest Chicken Salad w/ chicken

Honorable Mention: At first I had a regular hamburger with kid’s fries, BUT THE HAMBURGER CONTAINS TRANS-FATS!  I refuse to eat ANYTHING with Trans-Fats.  I am in awe that restaurants still serve foods with Trans-Fats when it is completely avoidable!

BREAKFAST:

Danny’s Choice: Egg McMuffin, HOLD THE CHEESE! (I do not like to put cheese on sandwiches, because you hardly taste it and if I am going to eat cheese, I WANT TO TASTE IT! It saves 50 calories! This changes the numbers to look like this: 250 calories, 29g carbs, 15g protein.

Second Choice: Fruit & Maple Oatmeal w/out Brown Sugar (carb loader! Better add some protein!)

SIDE:

Danny’s Choice: Kid’s Fries (I’m sorry. McDonald’s fries are still the best!)

WATCH THE SALAD DRESSINGS!  They often add a LOAD of calories and sodium! 

Next week I will take a look at Chick-fil-A’s menu, and I’ll even tell you what I sometimes ate from there over the last 3 months of The Biggest Loser – and STILL managed to lose 55.58% of my body weight and become the Biggest Loser in the history of the show!

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